The situation is getting ridiculous!

The situation is getting ridiculous!

MISE À DAY

Record hunts are good for sport. It gives spice in seasons that never end.  

Thus, these days, baseball fans follow Aaron Judge's batting performance with interest. 

With 61 home runs to his assets, the powerful slugger of the New York Yankees will appropriate with his next the record of the most home runs in a season in the American League.

Yankees games can be watched daily on TV since Judge hit the 60-home run.

It happened Sept. 20 at Yankee Stadium in an interleague game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

With 14 games ahead of him, Judge was well positioned to smash the mark of 61 set by Roger Maris in 1961.

17 goals on balls in 10 games

Unfortunately, the case turned to ridicule. Opposing teams compete in subterfuge not to fall victim to the historic home run.

As a baseball saying goes, pitchers pitch around Judge. Their shots are either too high or too low, often on the outside. Whenever possible, they avoid throwing inside.

You won't be surprised to learn that Judge has been walked 17 in the last 10 games.

< p>Some would say it's fair game and part of the game.

The story of Ted Williams

I'm going to tell you a story that dates back to 1941.

On the last day of the season, the legendary Ted Williams was batting .39,955, which technically gave him a .400 batting average.

His manager Joe Cronin offered him a break from the Boston Red Sox doubleheader. to the Oakland Athletics.

Williams answer: no way!

For him, 39,955 was not .400.

In his first at bat, the A’s catcher. Frankie Hayes, threw to him: “Mr. Mack told us that we were going to launch you in the rules today.

Mr. Mack, it was Connie Mack, who led the A's for 50 years, in addition to being the owner for their last 20 seasons in Philadelphia.

Williams was a man of honor. That's what he wanted to hear. 

In Game 1, he hit four hits, including his 37th homer of the season, in five appearances, driving in two runs in a 12-11.

In the second game, he hit a double and a single in three games in a 7-1 loss. But he had achieved his goal.

Williams finished the season with a .406 batting average, making him the first .400 hitter since Bill Terry (401) of the New York Giants in 1930.

No other player has batted for ,400 since.

Moral of the story: let's face Judge!